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My new Arc mini R2.






What kind of graphics cards you running? I had the same look laid out pretty much. I just have to decide on a psu. I guess the 850 is enough for that setup? overclocking too?

ps. Looks awesome!
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Im not sure but if you want 2x120 fans think that you have to get a 140 to 120 fan adapter for the front upper fan position.
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post #10733 of 16284
How good are stock R2 140mm fans from Fractal?
Are they inaudible on 7V?
Have they rattling sound or some other undesired symptoms?
Can they last long time without having to become noisier?
Edited by smoke2 - 2/15/14 at 3:53pm
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How good are stock R2 140mm fans from Fractal?
Are they inaudible on 7V?
Have they rattling sound or some other undesired symptoms?
Can they last long time without having to become noisier?

My R4 is under my desk at my feet, so just a few feet from my head, and I thought they were inaudible at max speed. I had to crouch down and put my head near the case to hear them. And even then it was just a low hum. I do have moderate ambient noise in my room though, there's a laptop cooler that's going 24/7, and while it's halfway across the room, it's not quiet. I heard no rattling whether they were mounted horizontally or vertically.

But I've no clue how long they last because I swapped item out. They really do not move much air IMHO, especially behind a filter. Build quality seems solid though, as with anything by Fractal. Nice sleeving on the cables too. I would have used them as exhausts where I think they'd be fine but I had a stack of Noctuas so I just went with those.
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My R4 is under my desk at my feet, so just a few feet from my head, and I thought they were inaudible at max speed. I had to crouch down and put my head near the case to hear them. And even then it was just a low hum. I do have moderate ambient noise in my room though, there's a laptop cooler that's going 24/7, and while it's halfway across the room, it's not quiet. I heard no rattling whether they were mounted horizontally or vertically.

But I've no clue how long they last because I swapped item out. They really do not move much air IMHO, especially behind a filter. Build quality seems solid though, as with anything by Fractal. Nice sleeving on the cables too. I would have used them as exhausts where I think they'd be fine but I had a stack of Noctuas so I just went with those.

Can you try to lower the voltage through regulator on 7V and then if you cannot hear some kind of rattling?

I would like to fit my two 3.5" hard drives into bottom cage and remove the upper cage.
Do you think it helps to cool down the GPU when I add one fan also on the upper front position?
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New Arc Mini air cooled build:


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I don't normally like air cooled builds, but that looks really nice. Great job thumb.gif
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post #10738 of 16284
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Can you try to lower the voltage through regulator on 7V and then if you cannot hear some kind of rattling?

I would like to fit my two 3.5" hard drives into bottom cage and remove the upper cage.
Do you think it helps to cool down the GPU when I add one fan also on the upper front position?

Lol I'm feeling so lazy I dunno if I can be bothered to use a voltage adapter or plug into fan controller. But, when I had them in, they were controlled by Asus Fan Xpert 2, which is DC mobo control. The fans ran at minimum speed, whatever the starting voltage is, and made no clicking noises. If I crack my case open anytime soon I'll try it and pm you.

As for fans, I consider the lower front intake an hdd cooler, after the filter and the the non-rotatable bottom hdd cage, very little air makes it into the case. The upper front is a must. The stock fan comes pre-installed there for a reason. I've never run the case without that upper front intake.

I find the bottom fan mount makes a significant difference in temps for both cpu and gpu.

The side fan as intake lowers gpu temp by 3-5c, but only at low to moderate rpms. Too much rpm there and I don't see the benefit on gpu temps. I think, but am not sure, that it raises cpu and mobo temps slightly. Can't be sure because I don't run the side fan without a gpu installed, and a gpu alone reduces intake flow to the cpu cooler.

Side fan as exhaust performs worse than intake, by 2-4c. No side fan is worst of all, though it's about the same as side fan as exhaust.
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Alright, so in theory, I would like to change the Power LED from RED to BLUE on my Define R4, has anyone done this and could by chance walk me through it? It'd be much appreciated. (:

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Yes, I've done that, fairly easy. Just get the front panel of to access the led.
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